Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Central Arkansas Runners Claim Cross Country Honors

first_imgSouthland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Leyva and his teammates are in action again Friday when they host the Islander Splash in Corpus Christi. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank. The junior won the four-mile race by nearly nine seconds, finishing at 20:12.6, defeating runners from 10 different schools. Leyva ran at Colby Community College last season and is a graduate of Sherman (Texas) High School. FRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Oscar Leyva and Central Arkansas’ Taylor Dunn are the Southland Conference Cross Country Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Following the showing at Rice, A&M-Corpus Christi is now ranked No. 15 in the South Central Region from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Honorable Mention: Kelsey Ramirez, Stephen F. Austin Women’s Athlete of the Week: Taylor Dunn, Central Arkansas – Sr. – Fredericton, New Brunswick, CanadaDunn paced the Bears winning team performance in the UCA Cross Country Challenge with a second-place individual finish in the women’s 5K. The senior from Canada, traversed the 3.1 miles in 19:05, good enough for the runner-up spot on the podium. UCA’s team win came over 10 other schools. The Bears are idle this weekend before traveling to Fayetteville for the University of Arkansas’ Chile Pepper Festival race on Sat, Sept. 22. Men’s Athlete of the Week: Oscar Leyva, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Jr. – Sherman, Texas Leyva started his career at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in impressive fashion with a victory at the Rice Invitational, leading the Islanders to a third-place team finish. Honorable Mention: Thomas Cain, Central Arkansas; Titus Kiplagat, Stephen F. Austinlast_img read more

Brett Hodgson to join Wests Tigers coaching staff

first_imgThe 39-year-old is currently assistant coach at the Widnes Vikings and will join Wests Tigers for the start of the 2018 pre-season.Hodgson said he was looking forward to coming back to Wests Tigers in a coaching capacity.”I’m extremely happy to be returning to Wests Tigers, the memories have been flooding back to me and I’m looking forward to getting started,” Hodgson said. “Ivan and the staff have made many changes and I feel now is the perfect time to return as the club enters this new era.”The playing roster for next year is one of the things that excited me the most about joining Wests Tigers,” he said. “I’ve been impressed with what Ivan is planning and his recruitment is very smart. Next year is shaping up to be something really special and I can’t wait to be a part of that.” Photo: Copyright: NRL Photos. (Brett Hodgson will join the Wests Tigers as an assistant coach).last_img read more

Zidane: “With the substitution of Kroos you don’t have to look for something …”

first_imgSetién said that for Madrid the Classic is more vital: “To us all parties are equal, important. Let’s play, there are three points at stake. We know that it is a match different from the others, but it is the same. We are in our house and we will try our best to win. ”Does Barça depend too much on Messi ?: “We know the importance of Messi in his team. That they can be worse without him, sure, it is essential for them. But they are very good, they are a group that does it very well. We care about what we are going to do.”If you don’t win a title your continuity is at stake? “I don’t know, you have to ask others.”Plans for Rodrygo: “The same. He will have the same role. Sometimes he will be out and sometimes he will be inside because there are 25 players.”He said weeks ago that if they lost two games they would criticize him: “Sure. Everyone can criticize and that is what you do. We lose two games and I am responsible. I understand what you do. After Sevilla I said that if we lost two games they would criticize me and that is what is happening. And it is not nothing new. I have the strength to continue with my players, because I have my players who are the best. You have to be positive. “Interest in Lautaro Martínez: “Nothing. I am with those who are here, now.”Who plays more, Madrid or you? “None, because after the game 12 games will be missing. Whatever happens we will continue fighting and we will do it with all our strength.”Braithwaite: “He is a good player, he has just arrived at Barça, a group where there are many good players.”Nerves at home: pressure, anxiety …: “I don’t know exactly. The problem is that things happen in football and that is nice. We have been losing for four months and now we have a delicate moment. We have to be positive. I can talk half an hour with you. In the end we have the opportunity tomorrow to change things. Nothing more. “The two teams arrive on a loose level: “It is true that when we lose points we talk about being weak or fragile, but it is not the perception that I have. It is something that can happen in football, you have to think forward and you can change dynamics. The level of both teams is which are the first and the second, what will those who go behind think? Are they a disaster because they do not go first and second? No “.Delicate moment: “It’s an opportunity we have to precisely change the dynamics. I don’t see it any other way. I’m positive. I want all my players to want and seek victory.” Zinedine Zidane appeared before the media in the preview of the Classic against Barcelona this Sunday (9:00 pm). The Real Madrid coach analyzed the current situation of the team before a vital match for LaLiga. “It’s a delicate situation,” said Zizou, who sent a message to the fans: “I can understand that our people are touched or upset, but we need them. And they need their team and that’s what we are going to do tomorrow. So least give everything in the field. “The recipe for the Classic, heart and head: “Yes, heart, head, unity. The second thing is better for us. It’s everyone’s mood here. We are going to play a very nice game and think we have a chance to make a great game. ”Have you talked to the players? “This is football, we speak it. We, even when something happens to us in the field, something can happen to you at a specific moment. The only thing for us is the reaction. And the reaction is to continue doing what we did in 78 minutes. ”Concerned about the lack of goal. Why don’t you give opportunities to Jovic or Mariano? “I am not worried because for four months we won games and even without Hazard. We won many matches. It’s not about that. The most important thing is to have our strength and then we know that we can score goals. And then, as always, I have to choose things here and that’s it. ”What explanation do you give to the bad results at the Bernabéu? “It’s true, it’s a delicate moment because there are three games that we don’t win in our stadium, but we know that these are things that can happen. The only thing is that our mood must be positive. It is together that we are going to get this out and not listen to what is said. What we need is our people with us from minute 1 to 90. I can understand that our people are touched or upset, but we need them. And they need their team and this is what we are going to do tomorrow. At least give everything in the field. ”Do you notice any downturn in Kroos? Have you given any explanation for your substitution before the City? “When there is a bad result, you look for something and there Toni, how is one who always plays and how he did not play…. We didn’t lose because I wasn’t Kroos, I’m convinced. Then it is true that they are things that can happen at a specific moment in a match, we have chosen that. But others play in the same way as Kroos. It is an option the other day. Do not look for something, something else. Kroos is doing very well, he will continue to do very well. I have all the media there and I have to choose. ”last_img read more

Fernando Martín, former president of Real, serious due to coronavirus

first_imgFernando Martín Álvarezwhat was interim president of Real Madrid between February 2006 and April of the same year and owner of the Martinsa company, he is in the ICU of the Puerta de Hierro Hospital in Madrid suffering from coronavirus. Last Saturday, another former president of the club, Lorenzo Sanz, died of the same disease. Martín, 72 years old, graduated in Chemical Sciences, He assumed the club’s presidency after Florentino Pérez’s resignation in February 2006. In those two months, the team did not lose a league game, but was eliminated from the Champions League by Arsenal.On April 26, the board of directors decided to call elections for the club’s presidency against his opinion, which led to his resignation. During the process he was temporarily replaced by Luis Gómez Montejano. At first he suggested that he would run for those elections, but ultimately he did not. The chosen one would be Ramón Calderón.last_img read more

Rehabilitation work commences

first_imgBreached Mahaicony DamAfter a month of inundation, farmers and residents in the backlands of Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara can breathe easier as the Mahaica Mahaicony Abary-Agricultural Developmental Authority (MMA-ADA) has commenced rehabilitating two major breaches along the Perth Canal.MMA General Manager Aubrey CharlesDuring this month, Guyana Times had been highlighting that the unrepaired breach flooded hundreds of acres of farmlands during high tides as well as several residences along Company Dam, New Providence.This newspaper was told Monday that the MMA had deployed a hymac to the area on Friday to commence corrective works but some setbacks delayed the rehabilitation.When Guyana Times contacted farmers who were adversely affected, they related that they are overjoyed that works have finally begun.One female farmer noted however, that while she is appreciative of the works, small amounts of flooding still occurs at high tide. She is of the view that if the situation wasn’t highlighted in the media, nothing would have been done.General Manager of MMA Aubrey Charles when contacted last Tuesday confirmed that works would have begun. Based on an assessment, he noted that some months after the dam was constructed, it settled and thus its height was reduced.“After the settlement, the height of the dam was below the designed level,” Charles had told Guyana Times.The manager also said that the spring tide overflow caused soil erosions which facilitated the widening of the breaches, occasioning heavy flooding.The dam at Perth Canal which was rehabilitated around six months ago when dry weather was prevailing, collapsed shortly after. The farmers had earlier appealed to the MMA-ADA to repair the broken sections but their repeated calls were unheaded.They expressed frustration over the fact that the recent El Niño period was the ideal time to have done the repairs but nothing was done to assist them. Now that the rainy season has started, they lamented that they have to suffer losses.last_img read more

Snowfall warning continues for B.C. Peace Region

first_imgB.C. North & South Peace River4:46 AM PST Thursday 12 December 2013Snowfall warning for B.C. North & South Peace River continuedA further 5 to 15 cm of snow is expected by this evening.This is a warning that significant snowfall is expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.- Advertisement -An intense frontal system is continuing to move through British Columbia today. Heavy snow has been falling all night in the central and northern interior regions as well as the Southern Yukon regions. Listed below are some snowfall amount storm totals up to 4:00 AM PST this morning.Quesnel 29 cm Prince George 26 cm Williams Lake 24 cm Whitehorse 24 cm whiskers point (Williston region) 24 cm Dease Lake 24 cm Fort St. John 18 cmAdvertisement The snow is expected to continue for much of the day. Further snowfall amounts of 5 to 15 cm is expected by this evening bringing the totals to between 25 to 40 cm.last_img read more

Arsenal draw ends realistic hopes of top-four finish

first_img0Shares0000The draw leaves Unai Emery’s men in fifth spot, three points behind north London rivals Tottenham, who have a far superior goal difference, and means they can no longer catch Chelsea, who have 71 points.LONDON, United Kingdom. May 5 – Arsenal’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League via a top-four finish in the Premier League were all but snuffed out on Sunday as they were held 1-1 by lowly Brighton.The draw leaves Unai Emery’s men in fifth spot, three points behind north London rivals Tottenham, who have a far superior goal difference, and means they can no longer catch Chelsea, who have 71 points. Leaders Liverpool and Manchester City have already sealed the top two spots ahead of the final round of Premier League fixtures next weekend.Arsenal can also reach the Champions League by winning the Europa League and they are in a strong position to reach the final, 3-1 up after the home leg of their semi-final against Valencia.Emery made five changes for their final Premier League home game, juggling the club’s league ambitions with Thursday’s second leg in Valencia, including recalls for Nacho Monreal, Lucas Torreira and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.Arsenal were impressive in the early stages at the Emirates and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck from the penalty spot in the ninth minute after Monreal was brought down in the area by Alireza Jahanbakhsh.The visitors, whose Premier League survival was assured when Cardiff lost at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday, came back strongly, putting pressure on a nervy home side but Aubameyang went close shortly before half-time.Brighton levelled from a disputed penalty in the 61st minute.Solly March went down under minimal contact from Granit Xhaka and Glenn Murray found the net from the resulting spot-kick.Aubameyang missed a golden chance to restore Arsenal’s lead as the home side poured forward and Ryan blocked an effort from Alexandre Lacazette.Emery then made a triple substitution, throwing on Matteo Guendouzi, Alex Iwobi and Sead Kolasinac for Mkhitaryan, Xhaka and Lichtsteiner but despite frantic late Arsenal pressure, they could not find a winner.They have a goal difference of +20, compared to Tottenham’s +28, meaning Spurs, who host Everton next week, are almost assured of finishing the season in fourth spot.Arsenal travel to face Burnley in their final league game.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

NAOMH MUIRE PLAYERS DARREN AND LEANNA SAY: ‘WE DO’

first_imgOver the bar…sorry, over the moon. The happy couple with Fr PatCongratulations to Darren Gallagher and Leanna O’Donnell who confirmed their love at a beautiful ceremony in St. Mary’s in Kincasslagh yesterday.There will never be a row in their house over club football.Both of them play for Naomh Muire!  NAOMH MUIRE PLAYERS DARREN AND LEANNA SAY: ‘WE DO’ was last modified: August 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Darren GallagherKINCASSLAGHLeanna O’DonnellNAOMH MUIREweddinglast_img read more

Winners better be wary

first_img Organized labor – which fought off a Schwarzenegger measure that would have made it harder for unions to use members’ dues for political campaigns – also is expected to join together to block Schwarzenegger’s effort to reform the state pension system, as well as potentially get a measure on the ballot to restrict corporations’ ability to make political contributions without shareholder approval. They could also try again to get a minimum wage increase after Schwarzenegger vetoed one this year. The California Nurses Association – which emerged as a power player in the special election when it was one of the first groups to publicly criticize Schwarzenegger’s efforts – will be pushing for a few reform proposals of its own. The nurses, angry at Schwarzenegger for efforts to change the nurse-staffing ratio, were not big spenders during the campaign but were persistent and creative in their attacks on the governor, following him even to out-of-state events with picket signs and fly-over banners. While administration officials said the move was not related to the governor’s election loss – and the nurses’ role in it – just a few days afterward, the administration dropped its court challenge aimed at overturning the nurse-patient ratio. The nurses say they now are looking to go after their main political opposition – big health-care companies and hospitals – with proposals for campaign-finance reform, universal health care and closing corporate tax loopholes. “We said pretty clearly since the election that California voters sent a very strong signal that they’re not interested in bogus reforms,” said CNA spokesman Chuck Idelson. “What is needed now are genuine reforms that address the real problems that face Californians, including the corruption of our political system by wealthy corporations, the health-care crisis and the inequity of our budget, in which so much of the burden falls on low- and middle-income taxpayers.” Other union groups are also looking at another strike against corporations – a proposed ballot measure that would require companies to obtain prior shareholder approval before spending money on political activities. The initiative would be a retaliatory countermeasure to Proposition 75, which would have required unions to get prior consent from every member before spending money for political purposes. For his part, Schwarzenegger now faces growing pressure to portray himself as more moderate and centrist to win back a disenchanted electorate and buoy his sagging approval ratings. He also faces a delicate balancing act between the newly empowered unions and the business interests – particularly corporate chief executives and developers – that were big contributors to his ballot efforts. The biggest contributors to Schwarzenegger’s California Recovery Team were William Robinson, retired founder of the DHL delivery services, who gave $2.25 million; Stockton developer Alex Spanos, $1.5 million; and Univision chief executive Jerold Perenchio, $1.5 million. Schwarzenegger has been closely allied with the California Chamber of Commerce and big-business interests from the beginning of his administration. The chamber led the $12 million signature-gathering effort to get Schwarzenegger’s measures on the ballot, and chamber President Allan Zaremberg was among business leaders who traveled with the governor on his China trade mission last week. The group, which has had limited success getting its bills through the Democratic Legislature, has not yet formalized its agenda for next year but is expected to continue pushing pro-job measures. “As is always the case with the chamber, we’ll be focused on policies and an agenda that helps create jobs and keep California’s economy on the right track,” chamber spokeswoman Sara Lee said. But political analysts note that all special interests – even those that were successful in the special election – have to be careful in pushing too blatantly for an agenda that benefits only their group. “I think they have to be very careful about it looking like a quid pro quo,” said Barbara O’Connor, director of the Institute for the Study of Politics and the Media at California State University, Sacramento. “And all of the politicians know that, because you have a mighty angry electorate out there. Whatever is done needs to pass the smell test. I think they have to be very careful – and not gloat.” Harrison Sheppard, (916)446-6723 harrison.sheppard@dailynews.com More than $250 million was spent in the special-election campaign. Here are some of the biggest donors: Contributors to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s California Recovery Team: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger: $4.25 million William Robinson: $2.25 million Jerold Perenchio: $1.5 million Alex Spanos: $1.5 million Californians for Schwarzenegger 2006: $1 million Wayne Hughes: $1 million Boone Pickens: $500,000 T. Gary Rogers: $500,000 Contributors to The Alliance for a Better California: California Teachers Association: $17 million (plus $33 million to other committees) California State Council of Service Employees Issues Committee: $5.4 million Service Employees International Union Local 1000: $1.6 million California Correctional Peace Officers Association: $4.7 million California Federation of Teachers: $700,000 American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees: $500,000 Contributors to the pharmaceutical industry’s Yes on 78 and No on 79 campaign: Abbott Laboratories: $4.5 million Amgen: $4.5 million AstraZeneca: $4.5 million Aventis: $4.5 million Bristol-Meyers Squibb: $4.5 million Eli Lilly: $4.5 million Novartis: $4.5 million Wyeth: $4.5 million GlaxoSmithKline: $10 million Johnson & Johnson: $10 million Merck: $10 million Pfizer: $10 million Source: Secretary of State’s Office 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger framed his special-election government-reform agenda partly as an attack against the power of special interests in Sacramento, especially the unions. But after the unions successfully fought back and handed the governor a stinging defeat of all his ballot measures, political analysts say the governor’s special election might simply have made special interests even more powerful. And when state government gears up again in January – with the return of the legislative session, the release of the governor’s proposed 2006-07 budget and his State of the State speech – those special interests are expected to leverage their increased influence. “There’s no question (the unions) solidified their power,” said government watchdog Robert Stern, president of the Los Angeles-based Center for Governmental Studies. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “This is the first time the governor has lost a ballot-measure election. And he lost it big-time. I think they enhanced their muscle. They may have veto power over a lot of legislation.” Spending exceeded $250 million in the campaign, with the biggest donations coming from unions, which spent at least $100 million – more than half from the California Teachers Association. Schwarzenegger and his allies, relying on traditional Republican big-business donors, spent about $50 million. The pharmaceutical industry spent about $80 million to support Proposition 78 and defeat Proposition 79. Successfully fighting off the governor’s effort to make it harder for teachers to gain tenure, the teachers union now is expected to ratchet up efforts to push Schwarzenegger to restore education funding to the state budget. The group has long argued that Schwarzenegger failed to restore full funding for education after striking an agreement with the teachers to let him borrow school funds to balance the budget. last_img read more

Probe targets UCI, St. Vincent

first_imgU.S. Sen. Charles E. Grassley wants federal officials who oversee organ transplantation to explain why regulators didn’t catch the low survival rate and other problems at UCI Medical Center’s liver program. The inquiry is part of a larger review of organ transplantation nationwide by Grassley, R-Iowa, who is also targeting improprieties at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles. The University of California, Irvine Medical Center closed its liver transplant program last month after a federal report showed the hospital had rejected dozens of livers offered for transplantation and hadn’t done enough of the procedures to meet federal standards. More than 30 patients died while waiting for transplants by the hospital during the past two years, according to federal data. Grassley, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said he was concerned that regulators did virtually nothing for more than three years after the hospital failed to meet federal Medicare standards. Grassley asked Duke whether her agency or the United Network for Organ Sharing, which runs the national organ procurement and distribution system under a federal contract, had intervened in any way. David Bowman, a spokesman for the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, said the agency would try to address Grassley’s concerns “very soon.” The United Network for Organ Sharing said it is cooperating with the senator’s review. UCI has created a task force to study what went wrong with the liver program and placed Dr. Ralph Cygan, the hospital’s chief executive, on paid leave during the inquiry. Grassley is also investigating St. Vincent Medical Center, which closed its liver transplant program earlier this year after finding that doctors in 2003 gave an organ to a man who was not among the neediest patients and that staff covered it up. ,160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “It appears that patients almost certainly died, whether because an organ that could have been transplanted was refused, or because the transplant team was out of practice due to the low volume of transplants,” Grassley wrote in a letter Tuesday to Elizabeth Duke, administrator of the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. UCI said it refused most of the organs because they were of poor quality. But Grassley said it appeared the reason may have been a lack of capacity to perform transplants due to personnel problems. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found that UCI’s liver program had a one-year survival rate of 68 percent to 70 percent between July 2001 and June 2004, well below the federal requirement of 77 percent. The hospital also performed far fewer than the 12 transplants a year required by the federal government. The report found that UCI hadn’t had a full-time liver transplant surgeon since late 2003 and had contracted with two surgeons from San Diego, about 90 miles away. last_img read more